Horner hoping for happy days against Fonz

George Horner
George Horner

Bridlington’s George Horner is hoping to put his frustrations behind him when he returns to the ring next month.

He was due to appear on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s title fight in Leeds last month but problems with ticket allocations meant he pulled out a few weeks before the bout.

Horner insists the enforced break will make him more determined to succeed when he gets back to action on Friday, September 16.

He will take on Newark’s Fonz Alexander at Barnsley Metrodome, the venue where he won his debut contest last year.

“He has had around 40 fights and has won a few, and stopped a couple of his latest opponents,” said Horner.

“He will be a tough kid and I have been watching clips of him on YouTube but I should be too skilful for him.

“I am just looking forward to getting back in the ring. It has been a long road.”

The light-welterweight is waiting to hear if his third fight will be over four or six rounds.

But he is determined to put last month’s disappointment behind him and make it three wins from three.

“They messed me about with the tickets so it is like starting over again selling them, because it was the second time one of my fights had been cancelled,” he said.

“But it wasn’t my fault.”

Tickets are on sale now for the Barnsley event and are priced at £35 or £60 for ringside seats.

A bus will again be going from the Albion pub in Bridlington. For details call 07803 549138.